The Salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupe that sickened more than 400 and killed six in the Unites States has been declared over.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closed its investigation today, as did the Food and Drug Administration. The outbreak stretched across 44 states and sickened 407 people.

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Comparing foodborne illness rates between countries can be misleading because of differences in methodology and data sources, according to a study.

Foodborne illness estimation models are country-specific, making international comparisons problematic. Some disparities in estimated rates can be attributed to variations in methodology rather than real differences in risk, said

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The United States has said it remains “deeply concerned” with China’s lack of scientific explanation of how two decrees address food safety and public health.

The U.S. repeated its concerns about China’s measures for registering overseas manufacturers of imported food at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on food

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Food safety officials in Luxembourg have issued a warning after a company in the United States contacted residents about dietary supplements.

The Food Safety Unit of the National Health Directorate said it has learned of an incident in which an unnamed business based in the United States approached people in
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